Intellectual Property (IP) Strategies for New UC Berkeley Ventures: A Framework

This week the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET) released
a study on the topic of “Intellectual Property (IP) Strategies for New
UC Berkeley Ventures: A Framework.” The report provides practical
insight on how entrepreneurs implement effective intellectual property
strategies while starting technology ventures within an academic
setting.

Since many UC Berkeley faculty and students have been very successful
in developing new technology ventures and industry collaborations, the
study has focused on collecting data from successful faculty and
student entrepreneurs, in order to aggregate and open the key
information needed to make good IP decisions. Understanding the
mechanics of how academics innovate has become critical as
universities increasingly replace private laboratories as a primary
source of innovation.

The 7-page report summary and the full report are now available here.

This is the first research report that the Center for Entrepreneurship
& Technology (CET) has published as part of the Coleman Fung Institute
for Engineering Leadership.  The work was inspired by Berkeley
Material Science Ph.D. Christine Ho’s quest to commercialize
technology from her research area, and the project is complementary
with the national dialog on this topic led by the Kauffman Foundation.

Within Berkeley, the report represents a collaboration of stakeholders
and partners including the Cleantech to Market Program at the Energy
Institute at Haas, advisors from Boalt Law School, Berkeley Campus and
Lab’s tech transfer offices, UC Berkeley’s Office of Intellectual
Property & Industrial Research Alliances (IPIRA), and of course our
students, staff, and faculty.

Image: funginstitute.berkeley.edu

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